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Interview: Dr. Ken‘s Suzy Nakamura Talks Performing Comedy While Asian and Female

Ken Jeong's (Community, The Hangover) ABC sitcom, the semi-autobiographical Dr. Ken, is currently in its second season, with viewers loving the humor and the Asian representation (we can't put it all on Fresh Off the Boat, you guys). Jeong's co-star, Suzy Nakamura, plays his wife Allison, a doctor in her own right. I had the chance to chat with the seasoned comedic powerhouse about her role, as well as the perks and pitfalls of being an Asian woman in comedy.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Will Play a “Significantly Featured” Female Droid in the Han Solo Movie

At long last, the lady droids of Star Wars are about to have their day in the upcoming Han Solo feature film. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been tapped to play a "significantly featured" female droid in the movie.

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Interview: Jena Friedman on the Power of Political Comedy and Trying to Find Humor in This Mess

The last time we spoke to Jena Friedman it was October 21st--leaves were turning yellow, optimism was in the air, and we were all still capable of feeling joy.

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Kristen Stewart Takes Down Trump, Awesomely Declares She’s ‘So Gay, Dude’ On Saturday Night Live

Kristen Stewart's SNL episode was one of the best of the season, and full of kickass LGBTQ pride.

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Interview: Vanessa Hudgens and Christina Kirk Talk Powerless‘ Comedic Take On Superheroes

The set of Powerless is alive with the sound of Vanessa Hudgens gorgeous singing voice floating through the air between takes. At least, that was the case when I had the pleasure of visiting the set of NBC's upcoming comedy, Powerless, on the Warner Bros. studio lot. The cast and crew are currently hard at work delivering a hilarious season. Thankfully, the cast and creative team found time to talk with us and give us some insight into the new show.

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Netflix’s One Day at a Time Reboot Does Exactly What a Reboot Should Do — Offer a New Perspective

Who would've thought that the attitudes of an entire region about a complex and polarizing figure could be effectively examined in a Netflix comedy?

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Paul Feig Shares What He’s Learned About Women Through Ghostbusters Experience, Which Includes Nothing About Race

But Harambe photos, tho!

As director of the "controversial" (controversial if you have trouble believing women can do things) Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig has had a very interesting and not entirely pleasant 2016. In a recent short essay, Feig shares what he's learned about "being a woman." Notably missing are any insights he may have gained about the specific challenges of being a black woman, a la Leslie Jones.

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HBO Shows Faith In the Inclusive, Socially-Conscious Programming We Love, Renews Insecure and Westworld

It's a good day to be a fan of HBO, as they've announced the renewal of two shows that we've been keeping close tabs on here at TMS. One of them you can probably guess from the above tweet. And we're all Excited AF.

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Interview: Comedian Jena Friedman on the “White Feminism” Conundrum and Loving Infectious Diseases

I spoke to comedian Jena Friedman about what it's like to be a woman in the comedy world, and if falling into "white feminism" was ever a concern for her.

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Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson Team up for a Movie About Late-Night TV

Mindy Kaling has just written a screenplay about the male-dominated world of late-night TV talk shows, and Emma Thompson has been tapped to star.

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Margot Robbie and Kate McKinnon Have a Super-Exclusive Wine Party in SNL Promo, Didn’t Invite You

Dance party included.

First-time Saturday Night Live host Margot Robbie hung out with Kate McKinnon for some pre-premiere pre-party wine overlooking the Empire State Building.

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Where Is My Asian-American Romantic Comedy Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park?

Ali Wong and Randall Park have been talking about a romantic comedy for years that she calls "our version of When Harry Met Sally."

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You Can Stream Episode One of Issa Rae’s New HBO Comedy Insecure Right Now!

Issa Rae's new HBO comedy Insecure doesn't technically premiere until October 9th, but today is a happy joyous day, because Rae just took to HBO's YouTube channel to announce that Episode 1 is available to be streamed right now!

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Amy Schumer Invites Sexist Heckler on Stage, Righteously Shaming Him in Front of Crowd

Rather than ignoring a drunken heckler or even heckling back from the stage, Amy Schumer invited him up on stage for a public shaming.

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Interview: Carrie McCrossen On Using Sketch Comedy to Address Unrealistic TV Moms (From MILF to Soccer)

Carrie McCrossen, inspired by media portrayals of motherhood (and fears of real-life motherhood), put together a sketch show titled "M.I.L.P. (Moms I'd Like to Portray)" where she acts and sings through a generous amount of mom tropes—with some voicemails from her own mom sprinkled in.

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Tatiana Maslany and Her Story Nominated For 2016 Emmys…Oh Yeah, and Other People, Too

Black-ish's Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls' Lauren Graham announced the 2016 Emmy Award Nominations this morning, and you all can rest easy. Tatiana Maslany was totally nominated for her brilliant performance on Orphan Black. Also, Her Story was nominated in the new Outstanding Short Form Drama or Comedy category! Oh yeah, and some other people were nominated, too.

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The Daily Show Bids Farewell to Jessica Williams by Totally Getting Something in my Eye

Shut up. I'm not crying. YOU'RE crying.

As we reported a couple of days ago, Jessica Williams is leaving her role as correspondent at The Daily Show to pursue her own narrative series about a young "woke" feminist. (And yes, she asked people to always use quotes around "woke") Last night was her last episode, and Trevor Noah, along with all the other Daily Show correspondents, said goodbye, which you can watch in the video after the jump.

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This New Video Series Is All About Gender-Swapping Major Movie Moments

One of the scenes of American Psycho that best represents the beginnings of Patrick Bateman's competing nature is the business card scene--which, in the movie, is performed by a group of men. But what would it look like if it was flipped around and played by women?

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#Girlboss Coming to Netflix as a Comedy Written by Pitch Perfect‘s Kay Cannon

I first heard about #Girlboss, the part-memoir/part-inspirational guide for female entrepreneurs by Sophia Amoruso, when I listened to the audio book on a cross-country flight. It's the story of how Sophia, the rebellious, shoplifting, garbage-picking young adult became Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a vintage and vintage-inspired clothing business. That story has now inspired a comedy on Netflix.

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Why Are People Still Asking Whether Women Can Be Funny?

Neighbors 2 co-stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne weighed in.

In an Entertainment Weekly SiriusXM interview with the cast of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne discussed the question of why people are still asking whether women can be funny. To Byrne’s credit, she said it had never occurred to her that it would even be something to question until after she […]

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